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Obituaries from the week of January 8, 2014

Myrna Anderson, 97


Myrna L. (Christensen) Anderson age 97, of Balaton, MN died Friday, January 3, 2014 at the Colonial Manor Nursing Home in Balaton.  Services will be 11:00 AM Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at the Garvin Congregational Church in Garvin, MN.  Visitation will be from 4:00 until 7:00 PM Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at the Almlie Funeral Home in Balaton, with a prayer service at 6:30 PM and continuing one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday.  A luncheon will be served in the church social hall immediately following the service and the Interment will be in the Tracy City Cemetery, following the luncheon.  The Almlie Funeral Home of Balaton is handling the arrangement.

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Myrna Luella (Christensen) Anderson was born December 28, 1916 to John and Edith (Schaffer) Melligan at their farm home near Walnut Grove, MN.  She was baptized and confirmed in the Christian faith and attended rural schools, graduating from Walnut Grove High School in June 1936.

On April 6, 1938 Myrna was married to Earl Christensen at the Nettiewyynt  Methodist Church in Gales Township, Redwood County.  They farmed near Amiret till March 1941, when they moved to a farm near Garvin.  Earl passed away in July of 1942.  

On April 14, 1945 Myrna married Harold Anderson.  They were members of the Garvin Congregational Church, where both taught Sunday School and took part in many different organizations of the church.

Myrna enjoyed vegetable and flower gardening, playing cards, quilting and embroidery.  She was a 4-H leader for many years, and she belonged to the Tracy Nursing Home Auxiliary, Degree of Honor Lodge, and the Garvin Senior Citizens.  Her greatest love was spending time with her children and their families.  In 1956 Myrna joined Stanley Home Products.  She worked as a sales representative until 1986, earning many awards and trips for sales work.  Harold and Myrna moved from their farm to Lakeview Senior Housing in Balaton in 2007.  In November 2013 Myrna became a patient at the Colonial Manor in Balaton.

Myrna went to be with the Lord, January 3rd, 2014, at the age of 97, after loving care by nurses and staff at Balaton Colonial Manor and Compassionate Care Hospice.  

Myrna is survived by her three children: David (Judith Sheridan-Christensen) Christensen of Pipestone, MN, Dennis (Marilyn) Christensen of Garvin, MN and Donna Miller of Balaton, MN; seven grandchildren: Denise (Sylvan) TeKrony, Scott (Julie) Christensen, Randy (Kara) Miller, Eric Christensen, Cathy (Randy) Scheid, Mary (Dan) Texidor, Karen (Paul) Harrison; and five great grandchildren: Andrew, Kelsey, and Jay Christensen, Veronica and Evelyn Scheid.  

Her parents, both husbands, one son-in-law, one daughter-in-law, and one grandson, three brothers, and two sisters preceded her in death.


Donna Baune, 80


Donna Marie Baune, age 80, of Lamberton, MN died on January 2, 2014, at her home in Lamberton, MN.

 Funeral service was held at the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Lamberton, MN on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 10:30 am. 

The clergy was Father Phil Schotzko. Interment will be at the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery, Lamberton, MN.

  Arrangements were with the Sturm Funeral Home in Lamberton, MN.  On line condolences may be left for the family at

Donna Marie Baune was born on October 21, 1933, in Sanborn, MN, the daughter of William and Monica (Schmitz) Hensch. She graduated from Sanborn High School in 1951 and was united in marriage to Elmer Baune on June 23, 1953 at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Sanborn. The couple farmed and milked cows and Donna worked as a nurse’s aid in Wabasso, Revere, and the Redwood Falls Hospital before working at Valley View Manor. She started at Valley View Manor upon the opening of the facility and worked there for 20 years.

Donna was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Lamberton, Christian Mothers, and the Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed crocheting, fishing, reading, baking rolls, decorating cakes, and spending time with her grandchildren. 

Donna died on Thursday, January 2, 2014 at her home in Lamberton at the age of 80 years.

She is survived by her husband - Elmer of Lamberton, children - Cathy (Keith) Anderson of St. Cloud and their children - Lindsay and Brian; Margie (Mike) Fraser of Tracy and their children - Andy, Eric, and Kyle; Bill (Mary) Baune of Slayton and their children - Jason, Steven, Christina (Vernon); and Judi (Bob Meyer) Durkin of Fairmount, ND; a great grandchild - Joshua; brother - Charles (Marilyn) Hensch of Sanborn; a brother-in-law - Don Steve of Sartell; and sisters-in-law - RosaDel Woelfel and Adeline (Kenneth) Sinclair both of Le Center, MN.

She was preceded in death - parents; a sister - Evelyn Steve; a brother-in-law - Donald Woelfel; and a special friend - David Geis.


Arnold McDaniel, 95


Arnold K. McDaniel age 95 of Tracy, MN died Sunday, January 5, 2014 at Sanford-Tracy Medical Center.

Services will be 11:00 AM Friday, January 17, 2014 at the Tracy United Methodist Church.  Visitation will be from 5:00 until 7:00 Pm Thursday, January 16, 2014 at the Almlie Funeral Home in Tracy, with a prayer service at 7:00 PM and continuing one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday.  Interment will be in the Tracy City Cemetery with a luncheon served in the church social hall immediately following the burial.  The Almlie Funeral Home of Tracy is handling the arrangements.

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Janice Moe, 73


Janice N. Moe passed peacefully from this life with family at her side on January 4, 2014 at the Agape Hospice facility in Conway, South Carolina.  

Janice was born August 8, 1940 in Tracy, Minnesota to Rolf A. and Bernita (Olson) Nackerud.  Janice graduated from Walnut Grove High School in Minnesota, attended the University of Minnesota and graduated from the Minnesota School of Business.  After her marriage to James B. Moe, she worked for several years in library administration at the University of Minnesota.  Their family moved as her husband’s career led them to reside in Dodge Center, Minnesota, and various military assignments in Maryland, Texas and California.  They later resided in Kalamazoo, Michigan and Japan when her husband was employed by The Upjohn Company.

They moved to Myrtle Beach in 2001 where they became members of Shepherd of the Sea Lutheran Church.  In addition to caring for their four children during her husband’s many absences on military assignments and business travel, Janice was active in various volunteer activities, including military Officers’ Wives’ Clubs, Girl Scouts, The Lutheran Church, Sons of Norway and her children’s schools.  Janice served for several years as the primary staff administrator for the Frederick County, Maryland Library System and after retiring from that position, she moved with the family to Kalamazoo, Michigan, where she worked in personnel administration and continued with volunteer activities.  Janice loved rosemaling (Scandinavian decorative painting), various crafts, and cooking.  She also was an excellent seamstress and enjoyed making clothing, especially dresses, for her children and grandchildren.  Janice’s main passion in life was her family, as indicated by her care and support for her parents in their later years, and as demonstrated by her enduring love, support and devotion to her husband, children and grandchildren.  

Janice is survived by her husband of 54 years, Jim, three daughters Carolyn (Todd) Marshall, Virginia Beach, Virginia; Alyson (Duane) Beck, Aurora, Illinois; Jennifer (Bill) Netemeyer, Grand Rapids, Michigan; son Bryce Moe, Frankenmuth, Michigan; seven granddaughters (Madison, Carlea, Reagan, Claire, Marisa, Isabella and Julia), two grandsons (Ryan and Adam), brothers David, Bruce and Jay Nackerud; and sisters Marianne Averill and Diane Meth.   

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Charles.  

Memorial services will be held at 11:00 AM Friday at Shepherd of the Sea Lutheran Church, 2637 South Hwy. 17, Murrells Inlet, SC, with Pastor Brad Bellah officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial gifts be given to the Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675 or the charity of individual choice.  Sign a guestbook at  Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel is in charge of arrangements.